Leo Sidran’s New Single “It’s Alright” Sings of Hope in Troubled Times


Leo Sidran has many titles to his name, from musician, arranger and songwriter to producer, engineer and podcast host. His latest single, “It’s Alright”, also earned him the title of optimist for its encouraging message about light after a long and difficult road.

Although it was recently released on October 20, Sidran initially wrote the song during the initial lockdowns in the spring of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic forced people in, prompting this line from Sidran: We have nowhere to go and no way to get there if we try. But look down the road and you can bet there’s a light.

Shortly after the lockdown, there were improvements in air quality and wildlife across the country, leading Sidran to the song’s next topic: Slowing Down and Letting Nature Heal While She’s Got It. the weather.

“I had learned that it only took a few weeks with fewer planes in the sky for the atmosphere to clear in much of the world and for the stars to start shining brighter in the night sky. “Sidran told the American songwriter. “The earth was healing on its own and I had a feeling maybe the planet was sending a message to humanity that we needed to slow down and think for a moment. I wrote, The stars are shining brighter than they have ever been in my life. The wind whispers a message from mother nature and from the time of the fathers.

Meanwhile, Sidran was recording his latest album, The art of conversation, which was released in May 2021. Because he was working on another project, the demo for “It’s Alright” was dropped off and left in the back of Sidran’s phone.

“I forgot about it until over a year later, when in the summer of 2021, I looked at the voice memos on my phone and discovered the song. It was as if I had discovered a time capsule; it was as if I had sent a message to the future and just understood the meaning, ”says Sidran. “Why didn’t I record the song in 2020? I was recording my disc. Maybe I didn’t understand the real meaning of the song at first. But when I rediscovered it, I knew it was a very meaningful song, at least for me.

What came out of this original demo is a simple yet beautifully produced melody with an uplifting message. Starting with vocals and a simple melody on the keyboard, Sidran gradually adds backing vocals, guitar and percussion, turning the song into a perfect mood booster.

“I decided to record it at home and then asked some friends to sing along with me. Janis Siegel (from The Manhattan Transfer), Angela Faith, my daughter Sol and the amazing Louis Cato (who sang and played the solo at the end) all joined me on the recording. I’m so proud of this production coming out today, ”said Sidran.

Sidran started his career very early, performing with and having four of his songs recorded by the Steve Miller Band and while still a teenager. He fell in love with Spanish music while studying abroad at the university, and then made connections with several Latin artists. Other credits include production and engineering for various artists, playing drums for great jazz artists, and winning an Oscar for the film’s “Al Otro Lado Del Rio” co-production. Motorcycle logs. He also hosts a podcast for artists to share personal and professional stories called The Third Story.


Watch the official “It’s Alright” video below.

Photo courtesy of Leo Sidran


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